International Business Times, a trusted source of real-time news, intelligence and analysis on the forces reshaping global and national economies, today announced that Business Editor John Simons has been appointed to the newly created role of Enterprise Editor and that Roland Jones will join the team as Business Editor. Both Simons and Jones will be based out of IBT Media’s headquarters in New York City and will report directly to Global Editor in Chief, Peter S. Goodman.

As Enterprise Editor, Simons will work across all of International Business Times’ sections to forge longer format, enterprise stories including one-day projects closely pegged to major breaking news as well as pieces that develop over time. Simons will also conceptualize and execute high-impact and illuminating series on the biggest issues of concern.

Roland is well grounded in markets, business and the economy will bring a newfound sense of urgency to our business reporting. He'll exploit new opportunities for us to break out and add original value to our journalism and expand our coverage into promising new terrain

Peter S. Goodman, Global Editor in Chief, International Business Times

“An advocate for deep reporting and critical thinking, John is at once a terrific shaper of stories, a deft line editor, and an all-around excellent colleague. He has conceived of and guided some of our more memorable work and we are thrilled to see what comes of this significant step forward in our evolution,” said Goodman.

As Simons takes on these new responsibilities, Jones joins the team as the new Business Editor overseeing International Business Times’ team of reporters and writers that drive business coverage across the country and around the world. Jones joins IBT Media from Fortune, where he served as Senior Editor for News. He has also held positions as Time Inc, NBC News Digital, TheStreet.com and Thomson Financial. He is a Columbia University Knight-Bagehot fellow.

“Roland is well grounded in markets, business and the economy will bring a newfound sense of urgency to our business reporting. He’ll exploit new opportunities for us to break out and add original value to our journalism and expand our coverage into promising new terrain,” added Goodman.

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International Business Times is a trusted source of real-time news, intelligence and analysis on the forces reshaping global and national economies. It reaches over 70 million people every month in seven global editions and four different languages. International Business Times is owned by IBT Media. For more information, visit: ibtimes.com or corp.ibt.com

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